UEFA Europa Conference League semi-Final Second-Leg Preview- AZ Alkmaar

Apart from a small number of minor trophies, West Ham United haven’t won anything since beating Arsenal in the 1980 FA Cup final. Tonight, the Hammers head to Holland looking to put that particular statistic right and progress to the UEFA Europa Conference League Final but first, they will need to get through the second-leg against AZ Alkmaar at AFAS Stadion.

Unlike their last European semi-final, the Irons are 2-1 ahead in the tie and will attempt to extend that advantage, as David Moyes looks to lead his team to Prague on Wednesday 7 June.

If they do so, then the visitors can finally put those memories of the two-legged UEFA Europa League semi-final against FFV Eintract Frankfurt behind them should they progress.

The East Londoners named a weakened side at Brentford just four days ago, as they felt it was important to concentrate on Europe, given they have got so far in the competition.

Although they paid the price for that decision, they can still secure their Premier League status with a result against Leeds United in Stratford on Sunday afternoon.

Alphonse Areola is once again set to replace Łukasz Fabiański in goal, while Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell, Thilo Kehrer, Lucas Paquetá, Jarrod Bowen, Declan Rice and Saïd Benrahma will return to the starting line-up, as Moyes looks to go with a strong side once more.

Michail Antonio missed the weekend’s encounter with the Bees due to a knock but should be fit enough to be back involved here. Vladimír Coufal may make a return to action for the first time since sustaining a hamstring injury in the 3-0 defeat at Manchester City on May 3.

The match is an 8pm kick-off with live coverage being screened by BT Sport from 7:15pm. The referee is Ivan Kružliak.